Coach Doug Pederson wants Wentz to throw deep more often in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is in the words of Eagles GM Howie Roseman, who recently used a first-round pick on Jalen Reagor (4.47 40), a fifth-rounder on John Hightower (4.43), a sixth-rounder on Quez Watkins (4.35) and even added Marquise Goodwin (4.27) in a pick swap. Roseman hopes the offense can add a consistent downfield element for the first time since Wentz's 2017 breakout season, with the aforementioned receivers competing for snaps that went to possession targets like Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor last year. Jeffery's status on the team remains tenuous, at best, while DeSean Jackson seems to be in much better standing. It could even be argued that the team now has too many deep threats and not enough possession guys in the wideout corps, but that shouldn't be much of a problem if Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders stay healthy. While it doesn't come with any guarantees, the offseason makeover at least gives Wentz a ceiling that stretches beyond his 2018-19 production.
The Eagles officially exercised Wentz's (concussion) team option for 2020 on Friday, Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports reports.
The move was merely procedural, as Wentz's 2020 salary would have risen to $31.38 million while voiding the remaining years on his extension had Philadelphia declined to exercise the option. Wentz was forced out early in the Eagles' wild-card round loss to the Seahawks on Jan. 5 with a concussion, but he cleared all five phases of the NFL's concussion protocol three days later and would have been available had Philadelphia advanced to the divisional round, per Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Wentz has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks due to a head injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. He finished the contest having completed one of four passes for three yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and having recovered his own fumble.
Wentz went to the locker room in the first half after being driven into the turf by Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and his day is done. Josh McCown will fulfill quarterback duties for the remainder of the contest. If the Eagles win, Wentz will aim to get healthy for next Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Packers.
Wentz is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks.
Wentz was driven into the turf by Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney in the first quarter, with his upper back and head taking the brunt of the punishment. Because Wentz was wobbly as he got to his feet, a neurologist alerted the Eagles to a potential head injury. If he enters the NFL's concussion protocol, Wentz will yield QB duties to veteran Josh McCown for the rest of this contest.
Wentz went to the locker room late in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
After an examination in the blue sideline tent, Wentz was joined by members of the Eagles' training staff on his way off the field. Prior to his departure, he was driven hard into the turf by Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, but the nature of Wentz's injury is not yet known. As long as Wentz is sidelined, Josh McCown will be under center for Philadelphia.
Wentz completed 23 of 40 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.
Boston Scott ended up being the hero of the Eagles' division-clinching win, but Wentz was steady in guiding the club into the playoffs. The fourth-year QB finishes the regular season with a career-high 4,039 passing yards -- an amazing total, considering all the injuries Philadelphia has had to deal with at wide receiver and tight end -- and a 27:7 TD:INT, but even on home turf he'll face a tough test in the wild-card round next weekend against the Seahawks.
Wentz completed 31 of 40 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys.
He also added 22 rushing yards on six carries. The fourth-year QB topped 300 passing yards for the third time in the last four games, a feat he managed only twice in the first 11 contests this season, and Wentz's improved play has the Eagles on the brink of an NFC East title. They'll look to clinch a playoff berth in Week 17 on the road against the Giants, a team Wentz lit up for 325 yards and two TDs in their last meeting.
Wentz completed 30 of 43 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Redskins. He added three carries for nine yards and fumbled three times, losing one.
Wentz's first touchdown came on a beautiful throw to running back Miles Sanders in the back corner of the end zone from 15 yards out, and his second was a two-yarder to a wide open Zach Ertz. The latter gave Philadelphia a 24-21 lead with 10 minutes to play, but Washington answered with a field goal before forcing a critical Wentz fumble on the ensuing possession. After the Redskins turned that fumble into another three points to take the lead, Wentz took over with under five minutes left and drove the offense down the field to win it, capping the drive with a four-yard touchdown to Greg Ward with 26 seconds remaining. Philadelphia's defense added a touchdown on the final play to round out the scoring. After a pair of narrow escapes against the NFC East's two bottom-dwellers, Wentz will lead the Eagles into a Week 16 home matchup against Dallas with the division lead on the line.
Wentz completed 33 of 50 attempts for 325 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-17 overtime win over the Giants. He also rushed five times for nine yards and lost one of his two fumbles.
He endured a rough first half, missing some throws while having others dropped by his depleted receiving corps. To his credit, Wentz rallied when it mattered most, engineering a comeback victory with a couple two-yard touchdown tosses to Zach Ertz. Thanks to his late-game execution, Wentz was able to top 300 yards for the second straight week and now approaches Week 15's matchup against Washington with consecutive multi-touchdown games as well.
Wentz completed 28 of 46 pass attempts for 310 yards, while throwing three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 37-31 loss to Miami.
The 26-year-old signal-caller finally got things going from a statistical perspective Week 13, accounting for multiple TD throws and eclipsing the 260-yard passing mark for the first time in his past six outings. While Wentz is one of the NFL's most athletic quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, his rushing upside has been limited for fantasy purposes, as he only has one rushing score all season and averages fewer than 16 yards per game on the ground. Despite it having been a somewhat pedestrian season for Wentz to this point, he's a high upside play heading into a Week 14 matchup against a Giants defense that conceded 243 passing yards and four touchdowns to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
Wentz (right hand) practiced in full Wednesday.
Wentz went to the locker during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks for what was later revealed to be an injury to his throwing hand, which was covered in a heavy wrap after the game. On Monday, coach Doug Pederson said Wentz had a bruise but wasn't expected to miss any time in practice this week, according to Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News. With a full session under his belt Wednesday, Wentz is well on his way to upholding Pederson's prediction as the Eagles prepare for a Week 13 visit to Miami.
Coach Doug Pederson said that Wentz is tending to a bruise on his throwing hand, but the quarterback isn't expected to miss any practice time as a result and should be ready to play this weekend against the Dolphins, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
In the aftermath of Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks, Wentz was spotted with a wrap around his right hand, signaling some level of worry about his health. Pederson's comments should alleviate those concerns, but Wentz will retain an injury designation for the time being until he presumably practices Wednesday as a full participant. The minor hand issue coupled with a depleted pass-catching corps missing top wideouts Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) proved to be major obstacles Week 12 for Wentz, who completed 33 of 45 attempts for just 256 yards (5.7 YPA), one touchdown and two interceptions.
Wentz left the locker room with his right throwing hand in a heavy wrap following Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
Wentz visited the sideline tent and then the locker room in the second half but returned to action and completed the contest. His line was less than efficient -- 33-for-45 passing for 256 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions -- and he also lost two of his three fumbles on the day. Afterward, coach Doug Pederson told Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger that Wentz had an X-ray on his hand, which came back negative. Expect Wentz to undergo further examination in the coming days, and there seems to be a decent chance his practice reps are impacted prior to next Sunday's visit to Miami.
Wentz completed 33 of 45 passes for 256 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 12 loss to the Seahawks. He also added five rushes for 27 yards.
Wentz went into the game short-handed, lacking multiple key receiving options in Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee). He struggled to work down the field in their absence, as he managed just 5.7 yards per attempt -- his second consecutive game under six yards -- despite completing 73 percent of his throws. Wentz himself was also battling injury, as he received an X-ray on his hand after the game, as reported by Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia. Though the results came back negative, Wentz will undergo more testing later in the week. Given both his own health and the injuries nagging his offensive weapons, the only good news for Wentz is that he'll draw a matchup against the Dolphins in Week 13.
Wentz completed 20 of 40 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown while adding 17 rushing yards on three carries in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Patriots.
The Eagles weren't having much success moving the ball early, but the offense really stagnated after right tackle Lane Johnson was knocked out of the game with a head injury, and Wentz ended up taking five sacks on the afternoon while posting a season low in completion percentage. The 26-year-old QB hasn't topped 240 passing yards or thrown multiple TDs in any of the last four games, and if Johnson's injury keeps him sidelined in Week 12, Wentz could be in for further struggles against the Seahawks.
Wentz completed 26 of 39 pass attempts for 239 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 22-14 win over the Bears. He also carried four times for 15 yards.
While Wentz completed 67 percent of his passes, he was held mostly to short connections and finished averaging a lackluster 6.1 yards per attempt. He connected with Zach Ertz for a 25-yard touchdown in the second quarter, flashing a glimpse of the connection that made both players effective fantasy options in seasons past. Wentz also avoided throwing an interception for the second straight game, but after the bye week he'll face a tough matchup against the Patriots.
Wentz completed 17 of 24 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 win over Buffalo. He added 35 yards on eight rushing attempts.
Wentz guided his team back into the win column, but he failed to make fantasy owners happy by falling short of 200 passing yards for the fourth time in the past five games. He finally broke through against Buffalo's stout secondary with a five-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert less than a minute before halftime, then watched the running game take over in the second half, with three different Eagles running backs finding paydirt. Given Wentz's uninspiring recent numbers, his owners should consider looking elsewhere when the Bears come to town in Week 9.
Wentz completed 16 of 26 pass attempts for 191 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 37-10 loss to Dallas.
The Eagles' offensive line struggled to give Wentz much time in the pocket against Dallas' aggressive pass rush. It didn't help that Philadelphia fell behind by 14 points no more than six minutes into the contest, allowing the opposition to key in on stopping the pass early and often. The 26-year-old was stripped twice in addition to his lone pick, leading to a career-high three turnovers. Wentz' protection will have to step things up with a harsh road matchup against the Bills' top-five defense on tap Sunday.
Wentz completed 26 of 40 passes for 306 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Eagles' 38-20 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 23 yards.
Wentz put up a fantasy-friendly line in the loss, overcoming a very slow start in the first quarter and ultimately eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the first time since the opener against the Redskins. The fourth-year quarterback also got his completion percentage over 60.0 percent for the first time since the opening contest of the campaign, and he did so while notching four completions of at least 20 yards to four different pass catchers. Wentz and the Eagles are back down to .500 with Sunday's loss, and they'll look to log their fourth win of the season in an NFC East showdown versus the Cowboys in Week 7.
Wentz completed 17 of 29 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-6 win over the Jets. He added five yards on two rushing attempts.
Wentz was expected to carve up New York's vulnerable secondary, but he was kept in check outside of an 11-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz 37 seconds before halftime. The quarterback wasn't asked to do much after that, as the defense scored two touchdowns and Philadelphia maintained control throughout with third-stringer Luke Falk failing to lead the Jets to a competitive performance. Wentz will face a tougher matchup when the Eagles travel to Minnesota in Week 6, but he also should get more opportunities to throw with the game expected to be more competitive.
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